Coach Tapha Manneh wins Liberian FA Cup title

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Gambian coach Tapha Manneh has guided his Liberian team Liscr FC to winning another FA Cup title after defeating BYC 2-0 in the final, in a game played on Sunday.

Christopher Jackson and Curtis Koon goals were enough for the shipping boys to be crowned champions of the Liberian FA Cup for the second time under the guidance of the Gambian gaffer, Tapha Manneh.

Manneh, who signed a three-year contract with the Liberian International Shipping & Corporate Registry (LISCR) FC after leaving Gamtel FC, won Liberian Premier League in his first season in 2016/2017 season.

Coach Manneh, made history in the Liberian First Division league after guiding LISCR to became the first and only club in Liberia to win the top flight league without conceding defeat with a 22 matches record.

The Gambian gaffer, who has now won six FA Cups titles, four with Gamtel FC and two with LISCR, took the Shipping Company team to CAF club competitions preliminary rounds in his three year-stint.

He has now won three trophies (One League title and two FA Cups) for LISCR FC in three years.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, Tapha Manneh expressed delight for winning another FA cup title with LISCR, saying it is a great achievement added on to his CV, winning three titles with LISCR in three seasons.

“There are little differences between The Gambia and Liberian league. Liberia spend more money in football than The Gambia, but The Gambia is more organised compared to Liberia,” he said

He added that this latest triumph in the Liberian league will no doubt boost his ambitions to push for more in his coaching career.

He finally thanked the club management, board and his staff for the support given to him since his arrival in the club.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara